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California congressional delegation needs to protect patients against surprise medical bills

By Kaitlin Perry

September 6, 2019

“The rising cost of health care places undue stress and financial burdens on patients already struggling to access the treatment and services they need to live fuller, healthier lives.

For Californians living with chronic diseases, the high cost of health care has an even more pronounced and debilitating impact.

There’s no shortage of policy recommendations to address healthcare affordability. However, one issue that federal lawmakers should work to address sooner rather than later is the unfair billing practice known as surprise medical billing…”

Read more of Liz Helms’ opinion piece in CALmatters.

Liz Helms is president and chief executive officer of the California Chronic Care Coalition, She wrote this commentary for CalMatters.